Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind has been singing the praises of his teammate Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgium international came on as a half-time substitute against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Monday.
The 26-year-old, who was linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, scored United’s first goal of the Premier League fixture.
It was Fellaini’s first competitive strike for the Red Devils and made it 1-1 at the time. It was actually Blind’s goal three minutes from full time that eventually earned United a point as the game finished in a 2-2 draw, but the Netherlands international was full of praise for the 26-year-old.
‘He came in and scored a fast goal, a great goal I think’, United’s official website quotes Blind as saying. ‘His goal gave us a lot of trust in the game again and that’s why we created a lot of chances after that also. I thought he played well’.
Fellaini added a certain physical presence in midfield that United were lacking in the first half, and it was indeed one of the Belgian’s better games for the Manchester outfit in a long time.
The £27.5 million signing from Everton endured a disappointing 2013-14 season, but he has been given a second chance at United by new manager Louis van Gaal.